Dos Costas Oeste - Lemon Wood Aged | Cigar City Brewing

Dos Costas Oeste - Lemon Wood AgedDos Costas Oeste - Lemon Wood Aged
BA SCORE
62.7%
Liked This Beer
3.74 w/ 161 ratings
Dos Costas Oeste - Lemon Wood AgedDos Costas Oeste - Lemon Wood Aged
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 01-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
161
Liked:
101
Avg:
3.74/5
pDev:
13.1%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 161 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of IPAyForHops
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in godblet. (Chimay signature glass) Vintage bottle dated November 2011.

Appearance: A cloudy orange, heavy heavy bubbles on the body with

Smell: Has a sweet orange smell, honestly one sniff isn't enough. It doesn't make love your nostrils like some other saison but on quality if the hit its more than enough.

Taste: complexity at it's finest, just a little bit sweet with a orange skin feel and no doubt a little bit of lemon. Has lift bitterness and a dose of sour that literally quenches your thirst.

Mouth: medium and smooth, goes down too easy. Zesty finish at the end feels like pure lemon skin coming off a hint dry.

Overall: This is the almost perfect warm weather beer. No joke, paired with a nice cigar in your back yard you really don't need nothing else. Salud!

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Photo of DaPan
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of macrosmatic
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a TBBC pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy deep golden color, with a two-finger white head and a medium amount of visible carbonation.

S: Yeasty bread, some vague citrus aromas with a woody sweetness.

T: Fruity esters on top of bready and a bit of caramel malt flavors, with lemon rind or coriander and a touch of wood sweetness as well. Maybe some vanilla notes on below the peppery spiciness, but both are relatively restrained.

M: Medium body for style, good carbonation sensation, and alcohol well-hidden given the ABV.

O: Not a bad saison, but inferior to the cedar-aged varietal. Don't know that I'd seek this one out again.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Sammy
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Light orange with a foamy head. Lacey.Less funky than the cedar, yet still a farmhouse taste. Some funk aroma. Smooth and mellow despite the lemon taste, this is not like lemon mashed in. Yeast significant. Undercarbonated.

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Photo of Rifugium
2.93/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Golden yellow pour, slightly hazy, with a fizzy white head that dissipated almost completely; minimal lacing. Muted aroma, pale malts, distant detergent-like citrus notes, toasted grains. Light and bland on the palate, reflecting the aroma for the most part, grainy, light bready malts, hints of lemongrass, light spice, musty grass. Light body, moderate carbonation, fairly drying, thin flavor, thin mouthfeel, drank almost like water, which is good and bad, alcohol almost undetectable. Unfortunately, I got more Bruery and less CC, so...meh.

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Photo of thegerm87
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Kmccabe33
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Very nice looking beer, very light but heavy head, very similar to champagne from my memory.

S- Smell you instantly get the lemon and the oak flavors. Hints of citrus are pretty overpowering.

T- I can instantly taste the wood and dryness, citrus and savory flavors.

M- Very thin and champagne esque, Drying effect at the end.

O- Ehhhh I enjoy it but wouldn't get if I had the opportunity. I usually lean more towards funky saisons versus savory and this is more savory.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: single finger head on a murky orange body.

S: orange and pineapple citrus, oak, candied fruits, Belgian yeast.

T: more sweet and slightly tart citrus follows in the flavor with mostly orange peel and lemon variety up front which moves to the herbal and yeasty belgian qualities you want from the style.

M: medium body and highly carbonated, actually too carbonated for me. This bottle was a gusher when it was opened. not too dry.

Overall: The high carbonation is distracting from the flavors for my tastes. The tartness and herbal notes clash a little but overall work.

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Photo of nickfl
4.47/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - The bottle opens and instantly becomes a moderate gusher, though only about half a glass is lost so it isn't as bad a some. What is left is a vary hazy, golden color and topped by a large head of white foam. Decent head retention but little in the way of lace.

S - Thick, bready malt with some funky complexity and lemony tartness,

T - Tart wheat up front with notes of lemon and pepper. Some notes of ginger and vanilla in the middle and a finish of pear, pepper, lemon, vanilla, and a slightly woody note that may be enhanced by the suggestion on the label.

M - Medium thick body, very high carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - The base beer is quite nice and the spices are expertly integrated such that one can't be entirely sure what is from yeast and what from actual spices. The wood is the questionable part, I really don't know what to expect from lemon wood, but I think I taste it... I'm planning to try one of the others form the series next so I will have a better idea what the wood imparted then.

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4/5  rDev +7%

Dos Costas Oeste - Lemon Wood Aged from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 62.7% out of 100 with 161 ratings
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